How do I smoke in a car without the smell?

Smoking in my car helps me pass the time during my commute and relieves stress from idiotic motorists. However, I just got a new car and I don’t want the interior to stink. How can I smoke in the car without leaving the smell behind?

Answer
Although smoking may seem like a great way to alleviate boredom and stress, it will always leave a smell in your car. If you can avoid lighting up in your vehicle, you can preserve that new car smell and retain the retail value of your vehicle for much longer.
But if you’d still like to smoke, you can use these tips to minimize the lingering smell:
  • Switch over to an electronic cigarette—at least in your car.
  • Clean your trim and upholstery once a week.
  • Fill a cup with cinnamon and citrus fruits to alleviate the smell.
  • Put a small bowl of coffee grounds under the seat to soak up the odor.
  • Leave your recirculated air button off to stop the smoke from getting into your AC or heating system.
  • Air your car out regularly.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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